40,000 Pack Course at Charity Golf Event

More than 40,000 people gathered at Adare Manor Golf Resort in Limerick to see 12 of the top 15 golfers in the world compete at the fifth JP McManus Invitational Pro Am, along with film stars Michael Douglas, Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Grant and Kyle MacLachlan. The Pro-Am is Ireland's largest charity sporting event.

All 30,000 entrance caps for the two-day event sold out on Monday and there were huge traffic delays from early morning into Adare.

The highlight of the day was the arrival of the world’s number one golfer Tiger Woods, whose private jet touched down at Shannon shortly after dawn. Yesterday marked his first appearance on this side of the Atlantic since the revelations about his personal life.

The tournament has raised €55 million for local charities since 1990.

“I’m glad everybody is here but I think Tiger adds so much,” Mr McManus said. “Having the world number one here and so many celebrities and sports people means there is something for everybody.”

Source: Irish Times